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Big Bus Tours

Address: PO Box 95120, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 00 971 800 244 287
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Ranked #63 of 110 Activities in Abu Dhabi
Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard...
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Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour in Abu Dhabi, passengers can design their own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of their choice. These tours offer recorded commentary in a choice of 8 languages and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours. The tours include a visit of Saadiyat and Yas islands.
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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The bus tour in Abu Dhabi spends a lot of time on the highway, which makes the open upper deck uncomfortably windy. Some sights on the loop are very far apart, so you may burn a lot of time going far out of your way if you don't want to see all of them. The bus is also not very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The sights were lovely to see around Abu Dhabi and looking at the city was good. The Grand Mosque was lovely to look at, it was very enjoyable. The journey overall to get to marina mall, took about 1 and a half, to 2 hours which was good because you had time to look at the sights.

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Hong Hong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We take the Big Bus tour in every city where available and have to say the Abu Dhabi tour left me a bit disappointed. If you are looking for a tour of the city with reasonable commentary, it is a good option. The bus has an air conditioned section on the top deck as well as an outdoor section with... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a city!! Travelled around on hop on hop off bus as only there for a day as part of cruise itinerary. Am definitely returning. Vibrant modern city. The grand mosque NOT to be missed. the chandeliers were amazing and the colours were out of this world. Visited the main shopping mall but don't forget the souk across the road... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Best way to see any city; we routinely use this company elsewhere in the world. However, at 440 AED for two people, this is daylight robbery. Much of Abu Dhabi is still being developed and much of the commentary predicted what would be available in the future. Disappointing that the audio didn't work at my seat so had to share... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This tour was the most expensive of its kind that we have bought anywhere in the world - even after we negotiated a discount. The main AbuDhabi tour doens't really cover very much. We found the Grand Mosque the most interesting thing. If you were travelling with more than two people it would be better to take a taxi to... More 

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East Jutland, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The route on Yas Island was however a little to long. But the route in the city is highly recommended

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Having done many open top tours in many countries, I can rate the Big Bus tour of Abu Dhabi as no better than average. Nice staff, free water and downstairs air con are all good. It is a good way of touring round the city, but there are not many top draw attractions. (Not the bus company's fault I know).... More 

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Brussels
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We started the tour from Mosque around 10am, and finished at the Mosque around 4:30pm or so. Doing both red and blue tours, takes up pretty much the whole day, if you take no extra stops or breaks, The tours take approx 2-2,5 hours each. and waiting time in between can be over an hour. Red tour runs every 30min, Blue tour every 1,5 hours.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been on many 'Happy Bus' tours as I call them but the one in Dubai was expensive and not enjoyable. The ride in between stops on the blue route is too long with waiting periods at the bus stop whilst the staff chatted and the bus even a pulled in for fuel!! The red ride route somewhat better... More 

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